1 Samuel 30:9
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New International Version
David and the six hundred men with him came to the Besor Valley, where some stayed behind.

King James Bible
So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those that were left behind stayed.

Darby Bible Translation
So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and they came to the torrent Besor; and those that were left stayed behind.

World English Bible
So David went, he and the six hundred men who were with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those who were left behind stayed.

Young's Literal Translation
And David goeth on, he and six hundred men who are with him, and they come in unto the brook of Besor, and those left have stood still,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The brook Besor - This had its source in the mountain of Idumea, and fell into the Mediterranean Sea beyond Gaza. Some suppose it to have been the same with the river of the wilderness, or the river of Egypt. The sense of this and the following verse is, that when they came to the brook Besor, there were found two hundred out of his six hundred men so spent with fatigue that they could proceed no farther. The baggage or stuff was left there, 1 Samuel 30:24, and they were appointed to guard it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Samuel 27:2 So David arose and crossed over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.

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'As his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff.'--1 Samuel xxx. 24. David's city of Ziklag had been captured by the Amalekites, while he and all his men who could carry arms were absent, serving in the army of Achish, the Philistine king of Gath. On their return they found ruin, their homes harried, their wives, children, and property carried off. Wearied already with their long march, they set off at once in pursuit of the spoilers, who had had a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
1. Do no evil, though thou mightest; for God will not suffer the least sin, without bitter repentance, to escape unpunished. Leave not undone any good that thou canst. But do nothing without a calling, nor anything in thy calling, till thou hast first taken counsel at God's word (1 Sam. xxx. 8) of its lawfulness, and pray for his blessings upon thy endeavour; and then do it in the name of God, with cheerfulness of heart, committing the success to him, in whose power it is to bless with his grace
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
1 Samuel 27:2
So David and the six hundred men with him left and went over to Achish son of Maok king of Gath.

1 Samuel 30:10
Two hundred of them were too exhausted to cross the valley, but David and the other four hundred continued the pursuit.

2 Samuel 2:3
David also took the men who were with him, each with his family, and they settled in Hebron and its towns.

2 Samuel 15:18
All his men marched past him, along with all the Kerethites and Pelethites; and all the six hundred Gittites who had accompanied him from Gath marched before the king.

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